NFL Refs Need Protection From White Lines Too

There’s been plenty of talk lately about the NFL doing more to protect officials who find themselves in harm’s way during games.

NFL ref falls down during Giants Eagles game

(Key to the whole thing is the hat flying off)

Strapping helmets on may help, but what about those pesky white lines?

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Eagles-’Boys More Popular Than Sopranos Finale

It looks like Tony Kornheiser picked the wrong week to possibly insult Mexican dry cleaners. That’s because, according to the FORTH WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM, Monday night’s ESPN broadcast of the Cowboys/Eagles game was the most-watched event in cable TV history, drawing in a whopping 18.6 million viewers.

MNF crew

To put that into some perspective, that’s more than 6.5 million more viewers who turned into the first showing of the series finale of The Sopranos.  Although I think viewers were probably miffed by ESPN’s decision to have the screen cut to black just as Donovan McNabb released his final fourth down throw. (Some fans think they deserve closure during a game - yeesh.)

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Chris Cooley Sorry For Showing Special Little Guy

Chris Cooley is sorry for accidentally posting pics of his penis online - but not as sorry as we are for seeing it.

Chris Cooley short shorts

(OK, last shot we’ll show of Chris Cooley in short shorts - we promise)

• Turns out DeSean Jackson’s penchant for celebrating TDs prematurely is nothing new.

• Meanwhile, Tony Kornheiser celebrates NFL Hispanic Heritage Month in his own special linguistic way.

Lane Kiffin is still the Raiders’ coach (as of this writing). But if Al Davis does ditch him, Lane could secure employment in Syracuse.

• Maybe Charger fans can take some small consolation knowing that ref Ed Hochuli has been downgraded by the NFL.

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DeSean Jackson Has A History Of Messing Up TDs

A friend of mine went into last night’s Monday Night Football game with a five-point deficit in his fantasy football game, and in his league, the only thing you get points for is touchdowns. He had one player active last night, and it was Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

So when Donovan McNabb hit Jackson streaking down the middle of the field for what looked like a sure touchdown, my buddy began celebrating as he thought he had just won his game this week. Well, much like my friend, DeSean began celebrating a bit early.   Jackson tossed the ball behind him before ever crossing the goal line, and after a challenge by the Dallas Cowboys, the touchdown call was overturned and it was Eagles ball at the one. It was probably the most bone-headed play we’re going to see in the NFL this year, but as Rich Hofmann points out, this isn’t the first time one of DeSean’s celebrations has cost his team a touchdown.

(With video of DeSean’s dumb move after the jump.)

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